This pale pink sparkling rosé captures the fine points of an Oregon-grown pinot noir - delicate, elegant and with finesse. The bubbles (or mousse) are fine and lively, as a reflection of quality and care put into this small production, hand crafted sparkling wine.
The base is 100% pinot noir from the vineyard site Blossom Ridge in the Van Duzer Corridor. This corridor receives a gentle cooling breeze that slows the ripening of the grapes and helps to naturally retain the bright acidity we need to make top quality sparkling base. Starting in 2014 Sokol Blosser began the transition of Blossom Ridge to an organic vineyard site, carrying the farming values of “good to the earth” forward.
The grapes were all hand-harvested and whole cluster pressed. The juice was fermented to dryness in both stainless steel and neutral oak barrels and was then aged for about six months in 100% neutral oak with no malolactic fermentation. After this brief barrel aging period, the wine was blended, re-inoculated with yeast and sugar, and bottled (or put into tirage). Following the second fermentation in the bottle the wine was left to age sur-lie for approximately 20 months. The wine is tasted at various points during aging to determine the best time to disgorge. The winemaking team is looking to capture a balance in the purity of fruit with the subtle complexities contributed from yeast lees and time. The wine is disgorged keeping within the brut style.